Vonsha, one of getAbstract’s learning consultants, has some great reading recommendations for budding leaders, educators and anyone looking to achieve their goals.
Peter Drucker “Shaping the Managerial Mind”
Peter Drucker “Shaping the After reading this book, there’s no doubt in my mind that Peter Drucker is the father of modern management. Author John E. Flaherty did an amazing job revealing Peter Drucker’s mind and views on how to make a business successful and be an effective manager. A manager shouldn’t only see what’s in front of him or her, but also what’s ahead. A lot of the lessons in this book aren’t just valuable for business, but also for your personal life: Hold on to your values and never forget where you come from, build on what you presently have going on, and always plan for the future.
I think this book is a great read for leaders and budding leaders, but really, it’s a great book for anyone who wants to achieve his or her goals.
Berried in Chocolate
Berried in Chocolate was a great read! I really enjoyed reading how Shari Fitzpatrick became successful by doing what she loved. My favorite part of the book was when she spoke about “eating your mistakes” because we often become discouraged by all the things that go wrong and forget that big success comes right after our biggest mistakes. Shari says that our mistakes are our teachers. I think her story proves that with determination and hard work, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
I’d recommend this book to anyone looking to start their own business and to people who get easily discouraged.
The ROI of Human Capital
This is a great read for managers, executives, CEOs or anyone in a leadership position. This book speaks about companies viewing their employees as an investment, not an expense. Jac Fitz-enz says that you must invest in your employees by nurturing both innate abilities and acquired information.
As an employee, the biggest take-away for me was how important it is to make sure I’m viewed as an added value by remaining a life-long learner, taking advantage of opportunities and improving my skills.
As an experienced coach in the education field, I thought this book was full of ideas on how to remain transparent in my efforts to create better relationships within my department. This book taught me to allow room for others to make mistakes so that they can grow and learn from them.